Scotland’s appetite for renewable energy

Posted on January 29th, 2015

It is well known that in 2011 the Scottish Government set the target that by 2020 100% of the country’s electricity demand to come renewable sources. At the same time an interim target was set of 50% of the country’s … Continue reading

Reducing our fossil fuel reliance

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

A new study by analysts Cambridge Econometrics, commissioned by RenewableUK, has found that in 2013 electricity generated from wind reduced the country’s dependence on imported coal by an estimated 4.9million tonnes and imported gas by 1.4billion cubic metres. The report … Continue reading

Long term planning benefits all

Posted on January 16th, 2015

Denmark installed their first wind turbines in the 1970s when the global oil crisis shocked the import dependant nation into searching for new energy solutions. So it should not come as much of a surprise that almost 40 years on … Continue reading

Reducing our carbon footprint

Posted on January 9th, 2015

New official statistics from National Grid show that wind generated clean electricity was produced in record amounts in 2014. It generated enough electricity to power more than 6.7 million households in the UK – just over a quarter of all … Continue reading

21st Century Success Story

Posted on December 17th, 2014

December 2014 will be remembered as being a great month for Renewable Energy in Scotland. First it was announced that in the first six months of 2014 renewable energy was the main source of electricity generated in the country. Then … Continue reading

Energy’s Richest Source

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Scotland continues to raise the bar when it comes to renewable energy production. After the announcement last week confirming that electricity from wind energy was the largest providing source in the first half of 2014, new figures released by WWF … Continue reading

Scotland’s Number 1

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

Figures for the first six months of 2014, the most recent available data, show that renewables generated 30% more electricity than any other power source in Scotland. In reaching this historic milestone renewable energy overtook nuclear as Scotland’s main source … Continue reading

Progress requires outside assistance

Posted on November 26th, 2014

The Scottish Government is to set up a new body to encourage and promote innovation in the wave energy sector of the renewable energy industry. Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said Wave Energy Scotland would draw on the sector’s best … Continue reading

Scotland’s Green Bond

Posted on November 13th, 2014

Scottish Renewables recently announced its blueprint for the 2015 UK General Election and included within was a proposal for a “Green Bond” which would allow the public to invest in renewable energy technology. They claim that a decent return on … Continue reading